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Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo PHOTOS BY JESSICA CRAWFORD The 2013 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo was held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center July 10 and 11. Launched in 1995, the annual event is the largest trade exposition in the state, serving Hawaii’s top economic market—the hospitality industry—which, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, contributed $11.9 billion to Hawaii’s economy in 2012. With the goal of bringing industry professionals together with industry vendors, the expo included more than 312 exhibitors, free seminars, door prizes, and food and beverage sampling. This year brought a turnout of 4,732 registered attendees to the trade show. Chef Henry Holthaus and Shelle Santoki from Rational USA, a company offering professional cooking appliances for large-scale and commercial kitchens. S f Systems & S Safety S Signs Hawaii offers safety ff f equipment, training and traffic control services. Pictured from left are George Proctor, Darby Collado and Matt Hiraga. Crystal Zehetner displays a selection of oils, vinegars, jams and specialty salts from the Island Olive Oil Co. (From left) Marco Kallies, Wei Hu, Philippe Padovani, Kate Korale, Pierre Padovani from Padovani’s Chocolates (From left) Greg Lopata, Dennis Bierly, Erika Miller and Randy Cash of A3 Telecom Inc. Lather representatives Jennifer Johns and Matt Heinze offer a large selection of natural bath and body products. Rodney Miers and Bill Harrison from Vodka 13. The company debuted its Vodka 13 Blind Faith at the expo. Sukit Kanaprach and Rebecca Sinn from the Orchid Lei Co. display a variety of the company’s lei. A representative from R.W. Bakers Co. displays a selection of the company’s specialty breads. www.hawaiihospitalityonline.com 17 http://www.hawaiihospitalityonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hawaii Hospitality - September/October 2013

Garden Isle's Ohana
Social Media
Visitor Sector Renovations
Featured Department: Housekeeping
New Restaurants
HLHF Expo Recap
Clean Talk with Rose
Talk Story with George Szigeti
Association News/News Brief

Hawaii Hospitality - September/October 2013